'Swimming Home' by Deborah Levy
The book is spare and the writing understated with a sense of atmosphere effortlessly conveyed with a sure writer's touch. However, the flaw, for me with this book, is its failure to portray characters that the reader cares about and in whose fates they can invest, therefore the unexpected conclusion
The bookgroup verdict was mixed with some members liking the evocation of atmosphere and sense of place, admiring the use of small details to create them. Others, like me, found the characters and connections unreal and unconvincing. But this is my blog so it's my opinion that generates the final conclusion, here at least.
Verdict: don't read